With the horse as a physical therapist
A treatment offer on EKT since 1967
Therapy riding is riding for the physically, and mentally disabled with a doctor's request. At EKT the teaching is given by specially trained physiotherapists.
Registration for equestrian physiotherapy via registration form for fixed riding courses.
EKT Livestock Park is located in the middle of Ekebergsletta, a green oasis 10 min from downtown Oslo. Ekeberg is a popular outdoor area with good conditions for people with disabilities.
List on waiting list for riding course
Fill out the registration form for fixed riding courses and submit. We have no direct registration due to great effort. You will be contacted when we have a vacancy.
Maria Kjendlie Selvaag
Educated physiotherapist 2008-2011 at HiO.
In 1967 she established an offer for therapy riding at EKT Riding School. Sissel himself was a pupil of pioneer Elsebet Bødtker, who practiced therapy riding at Hamang Gård in Bærum. Since that time, the offer within therapy riding has been continuously driven to this day. Sissel also started the knot course in 1986. There is horse riding for children right up to the age of three. She started training in volts at EKT in 1990. In 1967 – 1970, she ran the Ekeberg Mensendieck Institute, which was a treatment center in physiotherapy.
In 1971, Sissel took the Norwegian Riding Association's B-course in horseback riding, which is today approved as trainer I-education of Starum equestrian center. In 1976, she took a two-month course in pediatric physiotherapy at Berg Farm in Oslo.
In 1972, Elsebet S. Bødkter, together with Sissel Thorson Falch and other promoters, founded the Norwegian Association for the Advancement of Therapy Riding. During the periods 1978 – 80 and 1982 – 83, Sissel T. Falch was chairman of the board. In addition, she has been chairman of the board and a member of the Norwegian Mensendieckforbund's private practitioners' professional group during the period 1980 – 85 and 1993 – 95. From 1971 to 1989, she ran private practice in Oslo in Mensendieck with patients and her own groups.
The fundraising we started through Spleis.no has ended and the money from your donors has been credited to your account. Everything is used to pay the running costs of the livestock and barn. We could not stay up today without the support of private donors ...
It is with great pleasure that we can resume our riding offer! Here is an overview of the reopening of the individual riding offers. Anyone who comes to riding at EKT must familiarize themselves with and follow EKT's infection prevention measures and EKT's terms for riding at regular courses. We look forward to...
The zoo is open every Saturday, Sunday and full day from 11am to 15pm! Welcome back to the Zoo! We have made arrangements so that you can greet all the animals and stay safe with us without being exposed to infection. Please respect signage and information ....